Can you believe summer is almost here!? My older son, Jack, has a countdown calendar and looking at it yesterday, I can’t believe he only has 8 days of school left! I am so excited about summer because I love to go on adventures with the boys and do fun craft projects and activities. To kick off some #TwizzlersSummerFun, I teamed up with Hershey to bring you a super fun activity this week. You can make every summer activity sweeter with a fruity, long-lasting treat to entertain, like Twizzlers Twists.
Twizzlers Twists come in all different varieties these days. They have the traditional red candy twists you know and love, which are offered in a resealable bag for convenient on-the-go sharing. They also have new varieties like Pull & Peel which even comes in Red, White and Blue for summer. I also found some rainbow colored Twizzlers Twists and thought they’d be fun for craft projects.
Jack uses Perler beads at school but my younger son James doesn’t have the dexterity yet for pieces that small. I thought cutting up the Rainbow Twizzlers Twists would be the perfect alternative and we could create some super fun things. We made this darling picture frame the other day. Not only did it turn out cute but the boys had a ball making it! Here’s everything you need to craft your own.
- 1 Bag of Twizzlers Twists Rainbow Candy
- 5×7 Picture Frame
- Glue Gun
- Krylon’s Preserve It! (optional)
1. Take the frame apart. Remove the backing and the glass front so you are only left with the actual frame portion.
2. Then cut the Twizzlers Twists into little pieces. You can use a knife but I found sharp kithcen shears worked best. I cut mine into 1/8″ pieces. It’s a little tricky to get them all exactly the same size. Some variation will give the frame character but you can trim any that are too large once they get on the frame.
3. Figure out the pattern you want. I chose to do mine randomly but you could be more uniform and have them in a rainbow or do more specific shapes like flowers or the sun.
4 Now, it’s time to attach your design to the frame! Since hot glue dries quickly I worked in small batches. I added 2 lines of hot glue on one section of the frame and had the boys place the Twizzlers Twist pieces. We slowly worked our way around the frame until it was finished.
5. This step is totally optional but recommended if you would like to keep the frame long-term. Grab someKrylon’s Preserve It! spray at Michael’s and give the frame a generous coat or two. This helps keep the stickiness at bay and prevents the colors from running or fading.
6. Once the glue and Krylon spray dry, put the frame back together and add in a cute picture.
My boys had so much fun making their frame. I added a cute picture of them and put it on their bookcase in the playroom. Didn’t it turn out cute!? You also might want to buy an extra bag of Twizzlers Twists because I can guarantee that not all the pieces will end up on the frame. I can’t tell you how many the boys ate but I was definitely glad I had the extra bag!
I was also thinking you could use these for birthday parties. Candyland parties are pretty popular these days and even if parties don’t have a specific candy theme, most have a candy bar. These Twizzlers Twist Frames would make great place holders or signs.
Hershey wants to help you make this the sweetest summer yet. In addition to my Twizzlers Twist Frames, you can find even more creative ideas for summer at CelebrateWithHersheys.com. I love the different ideas they have. I think the Twizzlers Friendship Bracelets are super fun. I might change it up a little though and make some Twizzlers candy necklaces instead. I also thought the Rainbow Treat Bags were super cute. Make this summer a #HersheySummer!
Head over to Celebrate With Hershey’s to find inspiration using all kinds of Hershey’s candy and treats.
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